EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT...: Clue to a more serious diagnosis

Abboud, B.; Mchayleh, W.; Sleilaty, G.; Yaghi, C.; C Yaghi
April 2005
Gut;Apr2005, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p454
Academic Journal
This article presents a question and its answer related to epigastric pain with nausea, fatigue, and a cold painful left lower extremity. The case study in the article describes that an 87-year-old man suffered with a history of these problems. He complained of chronic claudication after an ambulatory distance of 50 m and a two-month history of postprandial abdominal discomfort. Physical examination revealed isolated epigastric tenderness, absent left femoral pulse, and a cold insensitive left lower extremity.


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